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Ohio officials are warning consumers to beware of too good
to be true offers for puppies and other pets for sale online.
More than 25 complaints have been received in the past two years
from consumers who said they paid for a pet they found online but never received,
the Ohio Attorney General's office said. The average loss is more than $1,000.
"They'll convince the consumer to send hundreds or thousands of
dollars for a new puppy, but the puppy never arrives and the consumer is left
disappointed or heartbroken," said Attorney General Mike DeWine.
Officials said the scam often begins with online ads for
puppies that advertise a price that's lower than expected for that particular
breed. The seller asks the consumer to send money for shipping using a wire
transfer or prepaid card. The consumer pays but never receives the dog and can't
recover the money.
To protect from scams, consumers should deal with a local
breeder who has a good reputation, Attorney General DeWine advised. He also
offered these ‘red flag' warnings to
Breeders who will
communicate only online or via text message
A low cost for a dog of
a popular or expensive breed
Sellers who ask for
additional fees beyond the agreed-upon price
Pets that are "free" to
a good home
Sellers who say they
will refund the money once the puppy is delivered
Shipping companies or
couriers that keep contacting the consumer asking for more money
Claims that there was an
insufficient shipping container
Ohioans can check for breeder complaints on file with the
Attorney General's Office and the Better Business Bureau.